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Weetabix Food Company has appointed Parjit Singh Lally as Chief Engineer as the business looks to strengthen its engineering strategy.
Parjit has over 25 years of experience within engineering, working for five multinational organisations covering three continents and covering over 40 brands. Before joining Weetabix, Parjit was UK Engineering Manager at pharmaceutical company GSK, while he has also had spells at Johnson & Johnson as their Technology Director for Asia, RB and Smith & Nephew.
Parjit will report to Group Operations Director, Patrick Rigby and will assume responsibility for the central engineering team. His key role is to evolve the company strategy and ensure its delivery through his people and refined processes.
To ensure delivery of his strategy Parjit will also be looking to drive world class performance from a clear set of engineering standards that ensure alignment and help drive business performance across maintenance systems, training, compliance, facilities management, electrical automation and Capex Projects.
Parjit Lally says: “Our Weetabix engineering vision is to consistently deliver high quality product to our customers, in the most cost effective and safe way possible, whilst continually improving through our people. We will always strive to offer best in class processes and my aim is to implement an aligned strategy across multiple engineering functions that will support the business day-to-day, but also contribute to the exciting new projects we have in the pipeline.
“Weetabix is the first FMCG company that I’ve worked for and I’m really looking forward to working with such a great brand to help them set up their engineering platform for the future - I can’t wait to get stuck in. My 25-years of experience has also provided me with an adept knowledge of stakeholder management allowing me to engage various parties and ensure that I can drive a strategy across the company.”
Patrick Rigby says: “We’re proud to welcome Parjit to the Weetabix team. His experience will help him quickly get to the heart of our current engineering capacity and allow us to identify what needs to be done to make our processes world class. With his support we’ll be able to maximize efficiency of current and future contracts, ensuring that our strategy is cost-effective and innovative, delivering high-quality engineering that delivers results for the whole business.”
In his spare time, Parjit enjoys coaching the under-sevens football team his son plays in, as well as practicing meditation.